Lau Moong Dal Ghanto

Bottle gourd is the way to keep yourself cool during the heated summer months. As the afternoon suns scorches the outdoors, the cooling effect of bottle gourd is something I always look forward too. Bottle gourd on its own is tasteless, you have to spice it up with bori or some shrimps, but the whole…

5 Favorite Dals

A Bengali meal without dal is almost as incomplete as a sundae without a topping. Dal, is the vegetarian source of protein. Be it the breakfast cholar dal with hot and fluffy luchis or the wholesome warm masoor dal with white rice, living without dal is hard. Over the years I have posted a lot…

Rosh Bora

A Bengali meal is incomplete without a dessert or at least a sweet treat at the end. And, sometimes the sweet treat are just to eat for snack, or so if you desire. I have a big sweet tooth and I love every kind of sweets and desserts; if only I didn’t have to count…

Doha – A Culinary Haven

More than 8000 miles away, and I am still thinking about the fun filled 2 days in Doha, Qatar. It was a small trip while coming back to the US from our vacation in India. It was not really a planned trip, we were traveling by Qatar airways and thought it would be a good…

Video Post – Beguni

Beguni is a street favorite in all over Bengal. The fried eggplant or brinjal are to die for. Here is a video of how to make beguni at home.  Ingredients –  1 eggplant/brinjal, sliced very thinly 1 cup besan/ chickpea flour 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon…

Labra – Bengali Mix Vegetable Curry

Durga Puja is less than a week away, I am sure everybody is done with the major part of the Puja shopping or have you already completed it? Mahalaya marks the end of pitri pakshya and the beginning of devi pakshya, it is said, this is the auspicious time of the year – anything you…

Kolkata Streetside Vegetable Cutlet

Subho Mahalaya.  Enjoy the beginning of Durga Puja with this Kolkata street side style vegetable cutlets, or what we loving call in Bengali, chops. You can see the detailed recipe in the video.    Enjoy the puja, more yummy recipes coming soon

Guest Post by Jason Galletti

Chef Jason Galletti’s passion for exceptional and unique catering experiences inspired him to bring together G`Day Chef to life in 2005. For over ten years now, Jason and his team has provided catering and event services in Melbourne that use the very best Victorian Produce, delivered with consideration of the newest and most delicious culinary…

Swiss Chard Stir Fry – Laal Saag Bhaja

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Laal saag or amaranth leaves are the beautiful red colored leafy vegetables you can get in any market in India. It tastes just great stir fried with a few shrimps or even without it. But, even with a lot of searching for the perfect leaves,…

10 foods to eat on Poila Boisakh or Naba Barsho

We wish you a great year ahead. Shubho Naba Barsho. Here are the Top 10 items you should eat on Poila Boisakh. Breakfast (Jal Khabar) Luchi  Chholar Dal  or Alu Dom  Jilipi  Lunch (Dupurer Khabar) Shukto and Fulkopir Tarkari (or its twist) Bhaja Rui Kalia or Parshe Machher Jhol or Tel Koi Mishti Doi and Rasogolla…

Christmas Fruit Cake

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Merry Christmas Christmas plays a special place in my heart. My mom was born on Christmas and so is my sister. And, 2 years ago my son was also born on Christmas eve – yes in our house we celebrate birthday of three generations on…

4 Minute Microwave Peda

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Subho Bijayar Priti O Suvecha And, the 5 days of celebrations come to an end with Dashami. Every year the day marks a bitter sweet farewell to the biggest festival of Bengalis. Dashami marks the end of Durga puja, and bijaya starts. Bijaya is the…

Bhoger Bhuni Khichudi

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Subho Mahalaya. Mahalaya marks the beginning of Devi paksha and the end of pitri paksha, and for all of us like me, Mahalaya begins the countdown to Durga Puja – just a week to go. Durga puja is a grand festival and for the last…

Murgir Keemar Niramish Jhal – Ground Chicken Curry

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email.  I understand you all are wondering about the title of this post. Chicken being the most popular source of meat, how come ground chicken curry be called a vegetarian (niramish) dish, it is like an oxymoron. It is nothing to do with the ground meat…

Restaurant Style Matar Paneer

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Matar paneer is the perfect combination of soft paneer and rich and creamy gravy – it is a classic North Indian recipe.Probably that’s why it finds its way in all Indian restaurant menu all over the world. It goes well with soft buttery naan and even…